Following the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane killing 295 people, “Orange Is The New Black” actor Jason Biggs tweeted a joke about the tragedy. In a series of tweets, he shared:
Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?
In all seriousness, tho- HOW DO YOU MISTAKENLY SHOOT DOWN A COMMERCIAL PLANE?! Ugh.
It’s saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Gonna be tough to recover.
After he began taking criticism over his comments, he said:
Hey all you “too soon” *ssholes- it’s a f***ing joke. You don’t have to think it’s funny, or even be on my twitter page at all.
The idea that I wouldnt have any empathy 4 the victims or their families because I make a joke is absolutely ridiculous. U know that, right?
Truly- you losers are literally trying to find sh*t to get angry about. Channel your issues elsewhere.
He has since apologized for what he’s said on the social media service:
1). Hey all- ok, so- I am deleting my previous tweets. People were offended, and that was not my intent. Sorry to those of you that were.
2). This is obviously a horrible tragedy, and everyone-including myself- is sad and angry about it. Sending positive thoughts to the
3). victims and their families. P.S. No one is making me send these tweets- I simply understand that my comments might have come off
4). as insensitive and ill-timed. For that, I apologize.
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